Vinyl Tile VS. Luxury Vinyl Tile

Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile and luxury vinyl tile may sound like the same thing, but they are actually different types of flooring. Vinyl tile and luxury vinyl tile can both be installed in utility areas, kitchens, mudrooms, bathrooms, and playrooms. The two flooring types need to be installed on flat, level surfaces. They are not recommend for stairs. Vinyl tile is cheaper than luxury vinyl tile, but it also has a lower overall performance durability level than luxury vinyl tile.

Vinyl tile flooring consists of 4 primary layers. Vinyl tile has a urethane wear layer, a protective clear film, a printed design layer, and a structural vinyl backing layer. Luxury vinyl tile has a urethane wear layer, a protective clear film, an EIR printed design layer, and a tile backing. EIR stands for Embossed-in-Register, which means that the look and feel of the luxury vinyl tile matches the grain and pattern of the real stone, tile, or wood.

 

 

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile flooring is available in 12″ x 12″ size tiles with a low, medium, or high gloss. Luxury vinyl tile flooring is available in 12″ x 12″ or 16″ x 16″. Luxury vinyl plank is available in 4 1/2″ or 6″ wide planks with lengths that vary anywhere from 36″ to 48″. Luxury vinyl tile looks more like hardwood or tile in terms of the size of planks than vinyl tile does. Also luxury vinyl tile is available in a low gloss or a matte gloss.

Vinyl tile flooring generally has a warranty of 5 years to 25 years. Luxury vinyl tile usually has a warranty of 10 years to a lifetime residential use warranty.

Installation for vinyl tile and luxury vinyl varies. Vinyl tile flooring can be installed with adhesive tabs, spray adhesive, or some vinyl tiles are peel ‘n stick. However, luxury vinyl tile usually have a click lock system or it can be installed with pressure sensitive adhesive strips. Also some manufacturers create luxury vinyl tile that can be grouted.

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Mullican Hardwood Flooring to Expand Manufacturing in America

Recently Mullican Flooring announced that it will be bringing full production of all sawn engineered products to the United States in the early summer of this year. According to the company, the first product that will be part of the transition to the U.S. production facility will be the EuroSawn White Oak. The EuroSawn White Oak will have 7 inch wide planks, and it will be available in 6 colors. More products will eventually be transitioned to the U.S. facility as well later this year.

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Beaulieu Supports MLB Atlanta Braves with Red Carpet Runway

Recently, Beaulieu provided a red carpet runway for the MLB Atlanta Braves at the inauguration game on April 14. The carpet was 220 feet long by 12 feet wide. April 14th marked the grand opening of SunTrust Park, which is the new home for the Atlanta Braves in Cumberland, Georgia. .

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Spring Showers are No Problem for America’s Favorite Water-Resistant Floors

Spring is a great time of the year. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing every tune imaginable, and the clouds like to open up and rain a lot! Spring showers are no match though for Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and WPC luxury vinyl tile. The sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and WPC luxury vinyl tile are water-resistant, stylish, and durable.

The products feature a variety of wood and tile patterns. Any of these products will work in your home, and they also go great with spring colors. You no longer have to worry about muddy shoes or wet umbrellas.

Here are just a few images of some of the products:

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Mannington Resilient Price Increase

Mannington announced that on May 22, 2017 select residential sheet vinyl products will increase in price by 3 to 6 percent. The price increase will be in effect for all shipments in the United States and Canada. Mannington is implementing the price increase because of the rising cost of raw materials, transportation, and manufacturing.

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Spring Decorating with Showcase Collection Carpets

Spring is a time full of life and bright colors, so why not brighten up your home with some new carpet or area rugs? The Carpet Express Showcase Collections features many beautiful residential carpets that would work well as wall-to-wall carpet or area rugs. The Showcase Collection features carpets from brands such as Shaw, Mohawk, Beaulieu, Dreamweaver, and more. In addition, Carpet Express can create custom runners and area rugs from any of the residential carpets.

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Nourison Prismatic Rug Collection at Architectural Digest Design Show in NYC

The beautiful mix of colors and abstract designs of Nourison’s Prismatic rug collection captured attention at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City. The Seaglass rug was the first of the collection to be shown at the show. Many interior designers were introduced to this collection by Nourison, but these rugs can also belong in your own home as well.

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Floorvana 3.0

Later this year Shaw Industries will be releasing the third version of their Floorvana app. The new app will be Floorvana 3.0, which is now still in its beta stage. When Floorvana 3.0 is launched it will feature augmented reality (AR) technology that will allow the consumer to take a picture of a room in the home and see what the room will look like with flooring from Shaw Industries. The app user can also use existing photos capture the right flooring they desire.

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Coretec Plus – Waterproof Kitchen Flooring

For many years, sheet vinyl was basically the only option for kitchen flooring. Sheet vinyl is understandable for a kitchen because it is easy to clean and doesn’t get destroyed like a hardwood flooring if the sink busts or there is a big liquid spill. However, there is a new flooring option that will give a sophisticated look to any kitchen. Coretec Plus from US Floors is a waterproof luxury vinyl tile flooring that will look perfect in any kitchen.

The waterproof planks are available in many different colors and styles, such as wood or tile. You can now have a floor that looks like hardwood flooring in the kitchen, but in reality it will be US Floors Coretec Plus LVT. The tile designs in the Coretec Plus collection are modern, sleek, and stylish.

Here are a few kitchen design ideas that you can make with Coretec Plus luxury vinyl tile:

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CoreTec Plus – Waterproof Bathroom Flooring

Thanks to Coretec Plus flooring from US Floors, bathroom floors no longer have to be ceramic tile or sheet vinyl. Coretec Plus is a durable, stylish, and waterproof luxury vinyl flooring. Coretec Plus from US Floors is available in tiles and planks. The rigid core construction hides subfloor imperfections and can be installed directly over an existing ceramic floor without filling in grout lines.

There are many stylish designs and colors of the wood looks in the product line. Many bathrooms now are featuring wood floors instead of the sheet vinyl or ceramic tile. The variation in Coretec Plus allows you to create many styles of bathrooms such as modern, rustic, contemporary, and even eclectic.

Here are just a few bathroom ideas:

 

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